Definition of 'colonial'
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The intervention could change that by stirring resentment against the former colonial power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet many of the laws remained in force through the colonial period without rousing much local opposition. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Domestic opposition to colonial wars was rarely prolonged or successful. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)This is not the story of a downtrodden people seeking power denied by remote colonial masters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Is it a flamboyant mockery of colonial history and military prowess? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They can be regarded as worse than in the colonial period. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was run by an army that had lost colonial wars and was being made redundant by the nuclear deterrent. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Mumbai is a mixture of great wealth and extreme poverty, delightful colonial buildings alongside shanty huts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The hotel is minimalist, mixed with antiques and a colonial style. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has glorious Spanish colonial architecture and a pace of life that encourages ambling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)France is the former colonial power in Lebanon. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Properties range from swish villas, to town houses and colonial style apartments. The Sun (2010)France and Spain thus remained important colonial powers. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Some have said this is India sticking two fingers up at its former colonial masters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All the colonial powers behaved badly in Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Whether for small colonial wars or large pitched battles, the machinegun was a game changer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)New arrivals are brushing over the footprints of the old colonial masters from the West. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This reasonably priced little villa is in a quiet residential area and built in a French colonial style. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Of course, women had played a vital role in the lives of their sons and daughters throughout the colonial period. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)Wonderful old Italian colonial buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As a guest, you get the beauty of Portuguese colonial architecture and a perfect stretch of beach to yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The main building is colonial in feel, with whitewashed walls, green shutters and turrets at all four corners. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'colonial'
British English: colonial ADJECTIVE
Colonial means relating to countries that are colonies, or to colonialism.
...the 31st anniversary of the country's independence from colonial rule.
Definition of colonial from the Collins English Dictionary
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